Haram & Phuong |Seoul Wedding Photographer
Weddings are a big deal. Most people only do it once in their lives. Others are a bit more adventurous and try it two or three times. Today I`ll be presenting two individuals who have decided to tie the knot – once. Their beautiful connection tells me so. Allow me to explain...
Haram and Phuong reached out to me, we openly and comfortably discussed figures and options via a few emails, and then took it from there.
You know it`s going to be good working together when your first Skype meeting feels like you`re chatting and laughing with old friends. Phuong and Haram reside in Melbourne and chose to have two wedding ceremonies. One in Phuong`s hometown in Vietnam and the other in Haram`s hometown, Seoul. I immediately sensed that these were two “whole” individuals who have known each other for a while and have a genuine interest in maintaining respect for one another, trying hard to be better human beings for each other and for people around them. My speculation was later confirmed on the day of the wedding when I was able to observe how they interacted with family and friends.
Both Haram and Phuong have incredibly busy schedules as architects, and the wedding plans made it even busier. Phuong arrived in Seoul one week before the wedding and Haram arrived a day before the wedding. Communication was paramount and I took every opportunity I got to put them at ease. We made sure that a timeline of the day’s events were clearly drawn up so that everyone knew exactly when and what to expect. This gave everyone a chance to mentally prepare for everything. As photographers, it`s our job to look for great light, compositions and be able to present the couple at their best. Good planning allowed me to choose when I could let the couple be and just enjoy themselves and each other, and when to jump in and take more control to create something.
The wedding venue, Samcheonggak, is a small Korean-style mountainside resort in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul. Phuong and I met at the venue and scouted together. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about her. She invited me to lunch with her soon-to-be parents-in-law, as well as her sister-in-law afterwards. Haram`s father was a blast and so incredibly easy to get along with – as seen below:
The wedding day started at the salon and later moved to the venue where we started with the couple shoot first, which was followed by the family portraits. My second shooter and partner in crime(Dylan Goldby) and I handled this comfortably and walked away with more than enough options.
The ceremony was beautiful and presented a surplus of opportunities to capture the lovely atmosphere. Both families and friends created a warm and loving atmosphere that I am sure made the couple feel extra special. It was very evident that both Phuong and Haram came from beautiful homes and both have loving and hardworking parents.
Wedding Ceremony Photographs
I`d like to take this opportunity to congratulate you again( 7 months later haha) on your union. I wish you all the best. Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer on your special day. You were great clients and now great friends. I`m looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne next year.
If you`d like your wedding to be documented, please don`t hesitate to get in touch. Let`s create beautiful photographs together.